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Woman falling before Taxi Ride not in Car “Accident”

July 10, 2012

MT Insurance Law Blog

A Superior Court judge has ruled against a plaintiff seeking to claim accident benefits from tripping/falling on her way to get into a parked taxi. In Barros v. Shah, the plaintiff was planning to go with her daughter (Maria Oliveira)...

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Gender Identity and Access to Women’s Washroom Facilities

July 9, 2012

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

Author: Erik Marshall In response to a communiqué we recently published, in which we reported that a proposed amendment to the Ontario Human Rights Code (“Ontario Code”) that would see “gender identity” and “gender expression” added to the list of...

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FSCO Appeal Pockets Automobile Claim

July 5, 2012

MT Insurance Law Blog

FSCO has allowed the insurer’s appeal in a controversial decision about whether a pocket bike was an “automobile”.  In Bouchard v. Motors, Cassondra Bouchard had a friend named Kristin Stratton, who owned a couple of pocket bikes (described as gas powered...

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Ontario Court of Appeal Ruling – Mitigation Limitations

July 4, 2012 | Carol S. VandenHoek

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

The Court of Appeal’s recent ruling in Bowes v. Goss Power Products Ltd., 2012 ONCA 425, will have significant impact on employers who utilize employment agreements. A five judge panel heard the severance case which addressed an important issue in...

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Branch vs. Subsidiary, which is right for you?

July 3, 2012

Carrying on Business in Canada For Non-Residents Blog

General Comments on Structuring the Business There are a number of business structures available to carry on business in Canada for foreign entities. Amongst these include sole proprietorships, partnerships, joint ventures and corporations (both public and private), as well as...

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Claimant Collects Complete (Attendant) Care Claims

June 29, 2012 | Anna-Marie Musson

MT Insurance Law Blog

In the Henry and Gore Mutual Insurance Company case, the applicant, Mr. Henry brought an application pursuant to Rule 14.05(d) and (h) to determine a dispute with respect to quantum of attendant care payable to an insured for services rendered...

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Class Certification Denied: Brown v. C.I.B.C.

June 26, 2012

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

Author: Robert Bell In Brown v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Justice Strathy of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice denied a motion for certification in the most recent proposed overtime class action. Readers will recall that there have been...

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SCC Rules Tree Falling on Car was MVA

June 25, 2012

MT Insurance Law Blog

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a person was involved in a “motor vehicle accident” when a tree fell on his parked car and killed him.  In City of Westmount v. Richard Rossy et al., a tree collapsed...

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Human Rights Code Amendments – What steps should an employer take?

June 18, 2012 | Carol S. VandenHoek

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

What action should an employer take to address the pending amendments to the Ontario Human Rights Code to protect their organization? These amendments will add to the protected grounds of discrimination the grounds of “gender identity” and “gender expression” with...

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What’s Stress Got to Do With It?

June 4, 2012

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

Author: Ian Smith Must an employer accommodate a worker at an industrial plant who threatens to kill his supervisor? How about a psychiatric hospital nurse who kicks a disruptive patient out of a van and leaves them at the side...

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